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Thousands march in Chicago to encourage voting in midterms

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Chicago has a population of 2.7 million, 76% is Democrat. 1,528,582 voted for HRC. So a "few thousand protesters" is pathetic and not news worthy.

The last Republican was in office in 1931. Chicago has been a cesspool of murder, drugs, violence and crime for 70+ years.

Chicago blaming Donald Trump for ANYTHING is LUDICROUS. They created this violent mess.

Doing the same thing ( voting Democrat ) and expecting different results ( ending drugs and violence) is the definition of insanity. -Albert Einstein.

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Thanks to gerrymandering, voting has become pointless.

All that's needed to win is 51% and most seats aren't even a contest because districts are either Republican or Democratic to begin with.

The only votes that matter are those in the rare areas that actually so-called "swing" jurisdictions.

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Right on daniel!

Been to Chicago many times. It was a great city but went to crap some 25 years ago. A city can only sustain so much illegal immigration and Chicago has a huge Mexican American population. My highway bus coming from Mexico/Texas was attacked, windows smashed, bus driver surrounded and attacked by a mob at the station in this neighborhood outside of downtown. We had to lay on the floor in case there was gunfire.

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Great idea, but as black and Hispanic people are unfairly targeted by police and get police records, they can’t vote.

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@Burning Bush

That's very true. I don't know why you would get a thumbs down for your comment.

The only thing I would point out is that you don't even need 51% of the vote. You just need more than any other candidate, even if the majority of the electorate voted against you. Most votes simply don't matter in the American system. In Chicago, any vote for a Republican is a wasted vote, and even an overwhelming supermajority of votes for Democrats is only ever going to yield 1 seat per district. The only winners are the two biggest established parties. The FPTP system is pretty indefensible in my opinion.

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My LA-based mother is getting long in the tooth but still spends a month or so in Chicago at an extended-stay hotel every year (after New York, it's her favorite place). She's frail but loves the city. Myths about its dangers are mostly false.

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LagunaToday  11:06 am JST

My LA-based mother is getting long in the tooth but still spends a month or so in Chicago at an extended-stay hotel every year (after New York, it's her favorite place). She's frail but loves the city. Myths about its dangers are mostly false.

2018 Statistical Facts:

Shot & Killed: 400

Shot & Wounded: 2004

Total Shot: 2404

Total Homicides: 465

A person is MURDERED every 14 hours.

That's not safe.

Facts don't care about your mom's anecdotal experience.

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Lets just be real here. You can support President Trump, disagree with him, or even hate him but the Left in this country have become completely deranged and sick. Democrats now are beyond radical, have no agenda, and are just fueled by extreme hatred towards Trump and don't care about the country. If you have any common sense at all you will not vote for these lunatics. Vote Republican and keep America great.

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2017 Statistical Facts:

Shot & Killed: 625

Shot & Wounded: 2936

Total Shot: 3561

Total Homicides: 682

2016 Statistical Facts:

Shot & Killed: 722

Shot & Wounded: 3658

Total Shot: 4380

Total Homicides: 808

That's not safe.

Want me to keep going?

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Want me to keep going?

Actually, what we want is to introduce national gun-control measures to prevent gun running. Mexico would appreciate this, too.

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These people will mostly all vote for the democrats, just because that's what they've learned is the right thing to do; or because they despise Trump and want to spite him. Either way, no logic will be involved in the voting process. Sadly, if the democrats win things will remain the same or deteriorate more.

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@Laguna

I have no doubt your mother feels safe in Chicago. I've been there a number of times and I didn't feel in any danger. However, Chicago is a dangerous city statistically, and the uncomfortable reality is that the majority of murders are confined to particular neighborhoods. The homocide victimization rates in certain Chicago neighborhoods is higher than the murder rates in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Mexico and the DRC. It's astounding when you stop to think about it.

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So Kanye goes to the White House to try to do something about this and Trump is receptive to it. But what do liberals do? Mock his mental health and laugh while CNN calls him the “n word” twice.

Great idea, but as black and Hispanic people are unfairly targeted by police and get police records, they can’t vote.

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Daniel DonaldsonToday 07:54 am JST

Chicago has a population of 2.7 million, 76% is Democrat. 1,528,582 voted for HRC. So a "few thousand protesters" is pathetic and not news worthy.

The last Republican was in office in 1931. Chicago has been a cesspool of murder, drugs, violence and crime for 70+ years.

> Chicago blaming Donald Trump for ANYTHING is LUDICROUS. They created this violent mess.

Doing the same thing ( voting Democrat ) and expecting different results ( ending drugs and violence) is the definition of insanity. -Albert Einstein.

This perfectly sums it up

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I always considered myself middle of the road, but after what the democrats try to pull with the kavenough fiasco, I'm voting republican all the way

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Always vote if you don't vote you are relinquished of the right to complain about problems you helped create.

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Daniel Donaldson Oct. 14 07:54 am JST

Chicago has a population of 2.7 million, 76% is Democrat. 1,528,582 voted for HRC. So a "few thousand protesters" is pathetic and not news worthy.

The last Republican was in office in 1931. Chicago has been a cesspool of murder, drugs, violence and crime for 70+ years.

Chicago blaming Donald Trump for ANYTHING is LUDICROUS. They created this violent mess.

Doing the same thing ( voting Democrat ) and expecting different results ( ending drugs and violence) is the definition of insanity. -Albert Einstein.

Andrew Crisp Oct. 14 03:45 pm JST

Daniel DonaldsonOct. 14 07:54 am JST

Chicago has a population ...

... Doing the same thing ( voting Democrat ) and expecting different results ( ending drugs and violence) is the definition of insanity. -Albert Einstein.

This perfectly sums it up

My friends are all laughing.

That is not true. Einstein never said that. #differing

What are you doing about that?

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